I welcome enquiries to run introductory, diploma-level and postgraduate workshops and training in the UK and abroad.
I am an experienced and passionate freelance trainer. I have ten years experience working in the core training team and training faculty at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, delivering the Diploma course there and facilitating training at all levels with an embodied relational approach. I am skilled at offering training which supports participants to integrate experiential, theoretical and skills-based learning. I have offered training to experienced and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists from many modalities, to voluntary sector staff and to other groups.. This has included providing training workshops at Manchester Gestalt Centre, the PF Counselling Service, and in private practice.
I have particular interests in the topics of attachment, joy, trauma, addiction, spirituality, presence and shame; I also enjoy teaching most aspects of gestalt psychotherapy including dimensions of therapy shared by all therapeutic modalities.
I aim to offer training that is responsive to participants needs, supports people with a range of learning styles, and supports participants to integrate clear contemporary theory with creative experiential approaches. I mix carefully considered structure with space for emergent process and exploration. I focus on both individual and group level process, to support learning and working at relational depth.
'I beg you, be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books which are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.' Rilke